The limestones of the Missouri Ozarks are pock marked with show caves that prospered on the traffic of Route 66.
Traces of J.B. Jackson: The Man Who Taught Us to See Everyday America
By Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz
University of Virginia Press, 2020
Hardcover, 328 pages, 51 color and b&w illus., $39.50
Reviewed by Philip Langdon
If commercial archeology had a patron saint, it would doubtless be John Brinckerhoff Jackson. A writer of originality and eloquence, Jackson focused on commonplace buildings and settings for much of his life, including gas stations, roads, signs, and other elements of an automobile-propelled nation.
Includes EXTRA INSIGHTS By Daniel Scully
The linen postcard with its soft hues, picturesque edits and eye-catching graphics was the perfect medium for image-making.